Job Opportunities

Below are specific job listings, including positions at Duke Divinity School, that have been submitted to the school.

June 04, 2015
Church, Ministry
Youth Director/Minister
Saint Luke's United Methodist
Full time
Yorktown, VA USA

St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, Yorktown, VA , a growing and very active 1900+ member church, is seeking a fulltime Minister/Director of Youth.  This is a salaried position with benefits.  Deacon’s Orders in the United Methodist Church are preferred, while passion for youth ministry and knowledge of the United Methodist Church are a must.  Responsibilities include, but aren’t limited to, the planning and implementation of Bible study and program for middle school and high school groups, servant recruitment for Sunday school and guidance for mission/service opportunities.  Creativity is desired.  Applicants must have a deep love for God as it’s manifested in love for youth and their families.  Applicants must also be a team player yet have the ability to be productive with minimal supervision.  Please send resume and references to Rev. Doug Gestwick, senior pastor at douggestwick@vaumc.org. Resumes only, NO phone calls please.


Contact
Rev. Doug Gestwick
douggestwick@vaumc.org
757-898-3017

June 04, 2015
Church, Ministry
Pastor
Jersey Baptist Church
Full time
Lexington, North Carolina United States

Jersey Baptist Church is seeking a candidate that would be; a skilled and gifted communicator in the pulpit and beyond, attentive to pastoral care, understands the importance of building relationships, and is a collaborative leader.  We value worship and bible study, unity, generosity, a welcoming spirit, and supporting our community and each other. Our top five priorities in ministry are: worship and bible study, community ministry and missions, pastoral care, ministry with and to families, and informal social discipleship.  Jersey Baptist, established in 1755, has had a vibrant history and looks forward to a promising future.


Contact
Andria Smith
pastorsearch@jerseybaptist.org
336-357-2721/ 336-240-7987

June 04, 2015
Church, Ministry
Pastor
Stowe Community Church
Full time
Stowe, VT USA
http://www.stowechurch.org

Stowe Community Church
137 Main Street
Stowe, Vermont, 05672 USA
www.stowechurch.org
Date posted: June 1, 2015
Position: Pastor
Denomination: Non-denominational, Protestant community church
Church Size: 100 - 150
Job Type: Full-time
Stowe Community Church, a congregation of around 145 members, is seeking its next Pastor to
shepherd our congregation. The current Pastor is retiring after serving over 28 years.
Stowe has a population of 4,300 and is located in the Green Mountains of northern Vermont,
about 43 miles from Burlington, VT. Stowe is known as the Ski Capital of the East and is a
major four season tourist destination. Our beautiful white steepled New England style church
building is the focus of community. The current church was organized in 1920 by the union of
three churches: Congregational, Methodists, and Universalist. Today, our congregation consists
of a diverse group of Protestant believers united in our understanding of personal salvation by
grace through faith in Jesus Christ, our risen Lord and Savior. We strive to welcome people
from all walks of life and introduce them to a loving God.
Our Purpose is:
• To experience the grace of Jesus Christ;
• To share, serve and grow in God’s love;
• To worship God and enjoy the fellowship of His community.
POSITION DESCRIPTION:
The Pastor serves as the spiritual leader of this local church and will provide vision, leadership
and strategic direction to reinvigorate and improve the effectiveness of this church in meeting its
purpose as well as our Christian outreach and ministry to the Stowe community and beyond.
Expectations:
• Demonstrates a passion for effectively preaching the Word, proclaiming the Gospel and for
leading the congregation in worship that is glorifying and pleasing to God.
• Shows care and compassion for the congregation through visitation, encouragement and
counseling.
- Makes pastoral calls on people in hospitals, nursing homes, those confined to home
and those in need.
- Ministers effectively to people in crisis situations.
- Builds relationships and gets to know the members of the congregation.
• Works regularly to bring in new members, to disciple them and to get them involved and
active in the life and work of the church.
- Puts a special focus on identifying, implementing and leading the changes necessary
to increase the membership, discipleship and participation of younger adults and
youth in our church.
• Helps people to grow and develop their spiritual life.
- Able to capably relate biblical themes to how we relate to the world around us.
- Encourages people to relate their faith to their daily lives.
- Encourages and equips members to develop and use their spiritual gifts.
• Is accepting of people with diverse backgrounds and works to build and maintain unity
among the congregation.
• Works effectively with the Board and various Committees to build a shared vision, to create
strategic plans, and to implement actions necessary to reinvigorate this church and ministry.
Education: M.Div or Th.M is preferred. At a minimum, a BA from an accredited Bible college
or seminary is required.
Experience: An ordained minister. Experience in pastoral ministry is preferred.
Qualifications:
• Must be personally committed to faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior
• Must be called by God and committed to the ministry of the Gospel
• Must demonstrate a high degree of personal spiritual maturity, reflecting the character of
Christ in both his/her private and public life.
• He or she must be characterized by the qualities described in 1 Timothy 3:2-7 and Titus
1:6-9
• Must maintain a vital and growing personal relationship with the Lord through bible study,
prayer and meditation.
• Must be able to preach an interesting sermon “that clearly fires a biblical bullet at the life of
the listener”!
• Must be a caring shepherd with a passion to minister to those in need.
• Must be a servant leader, and able to lead both spiritually and organizationally.
• Must demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills with all age groups, and especially with
younger adults (20’s and 30’s).
• Should know how to manage change in an organization.


Contact
Pastor Search Committee
stowechurch.careers@gmail.com
8027302198

May 28, 2015
Church, Ministry
Assistant Rector, St. Mary's Episcopal Church
St. Mary's Episcopal Church
Full time
Richmond, VA USA
www.stmarysgoochland.org

St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, a large parish in Goochland County, Virginia, seeks an Assistant Rector who will focus on enriching and expanding St. Mary’s ministries to young adults (ages 25-45+), including those who are single, married, with children, and childless. The Assistant Rector will also work with the Director of Children & Youth Ministries and will assist the Rector and Associate Rector with other aspects of fellowship, liturgy, pastoral care, preaching, and outreach.
The Assistant should be ordained as a priest or a transitional deacon in the Episcopal Church. He or she should be collaborative, creative, discerning, energetic, organized, and outgoing, both respectful of tradition and willing to embrace transition. He or she should be an excellent communicator, a skilled listener, and an engaging preacher and teacher. He or she should be grounded firmly in the worship and liturgy of the Episcopal Church and committed to his or her own spiritual practices and well-being.  
St. Mary’s, which began as a 19th century mission to local coal miners and farmers, straddles the suburban western metropolitan area of Richmond and rural Goochland County. Because of its location and history, St. Mary’s is uniquely situated to address the needs of both communities and has experienced significant growth and expansion over the past 25 years. St. Mary’s is now a healthy, program-sized parish with significant potential for further growth in size and commitment, yet  it seeks to nurture its identity as a friendly and welcoming parish that is rooted in its community and Christ Jesus our Lord.
If you would like to participate in the search for Assistant Rector, please send us your name, address, email address, and telephone number; a current resume and updated OTM profile; and a cover letter that briefly tells us about you and why you might be the right person to serve as Assistant Rector at St. Mary’s to Lori Smiley, Assistant to the Rector and Parish Secretary, at lsmiley@stmarysgoochland.org.
Find out more about us at www.stmarysgoochland.org and on www.facebook.com/St.MarysGoochland.


Contact
Louise (Weezie) Browner Blanchard
wblanchard@stmarysgoochland.org
804-784-5678

May 28, 2015
Church, Ministry, Education, Missions
Youth Director (part time) First Presbyterian Church Smithfield NC
First Presbyterian Church - Smithfield, North Carolina
Part time
Smithfield, NC United States
http://www.fpcsmithfield.org

Position Description
Director of Youth Ministries
FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
Smithfield, North Carolina

May 2015

Purpose:  To coordinate a comprehensive youth program of spiritual formation and development while working in concert with volunteer youth leaders.

Part-Time:  15-20 hours per week with anticipated 3 days including Sunday on site.

Compensation:  $17.00-$ 20.00/hr. based on qualifications/experience

Designated Term Position:  August/Fall 2015 – Spring 2016*
Possibility to extend term pending funding.

Reports to:  Pastor/Head of Staff and Personnel Team

Applications and inquiries should be submitted by July 1, 2015 to:
Jimmy Hooks/Personnel Team
Jimmy.Hooks@duke-energy.com

Responsibilities:

A.    Relationships

  •    Initiate and provide time and space for relationship building with all youth, parents and leaders.
  •    Attend weekly worship (preferred)
  •    Encourage and reach out to youth and their families who are not members of FPC Smithfield.
  •   Maintain a connection with youth who head off to college or work


B.    Ministries

  •    Coordinate with youth leaders and participate in Youth Group, Mission Trips, Lock-Ins and Retreats, etc.
  •   Create the right balance of fun and innovative activities, spiritual nurture and mission/ service opportunities
  •    Provide training for youth leaders
  •    Encourage youth in the importance of worship
  •    Encourage and coordinate youth participation in worship through lay readers, participation in music in coordination with the Music Director
  •   Plan and Execute Youth Sundays in cooperation with the Music Director and Clergy

    
C.    Youth Leader/ Volunteer Team

  •   Have regularly scheduled, quality youth leader meetings for training, encouragement, reflection and planning
  •   Develop comprehensive yearly youth schedule of activities
  •   Delegate responsibilities for various spiritual lessons and events
  •  Recruit new youth leaders.


D.    Communication, Administration & Other Responsibilities

  •  Coordinator and communicator for all activities involving youth

            -Utilize social media/electronic communication to contact and                 connect with parents and youth regarding youth group and                 special events.
            - Weekly worship bulletin announcements, monthly articles,                 photos, calendar updates, etc. for church newsletter, e-news                 and youth newsletter.
            - Develop and keep current a youth oriented bulletin board

  • Produce general youth handouts, leader packets and other relevant printed materials for youth program
  • Carefully manage the income and expenses for all youth ministry budget line items
  • Organize and request youth information and release forms
  • Meet regularly with the Pastor/ Head of Staff to update and discuss youth ministry.

            -Attend staff bi-weekly meetings
            -Attend Session meetings when requested

E.    Skills & Experience Need:

  • A Christian faith that is filled with hope, curiosity and assurances.
  • Strong communication skills with demonstrated ability to work effectively with volunteers, parents, youth and fellow staff.
  • Strong administrative and organizational skills with demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks efficiently.
  •  Bachelors degree preferred  
  •  Creativity, imagination and flexibility
  •  Interpersonal skills with all age groups and theological perspectives

 


Contact
Jimmy Hooks
Jimmy.Hooks@duke-energy.com
919 934-0988 Church

May 28, 2015
Church, Ministry
Children's Discipleship Coordinator
Assurance United Methodist Church, Connections Campus
Part time
Charlotte, NC USA
http://www.assuranceumc.org/#/find-usevents/job-postings

Title: Children’s Discipleship Coordinator
Location: Connections Campus of Assurance United Methodist Church
Responsible to: Pastor, Connections Campus
Ministry Group: Children, infant through 5th grade

Summary: Assurance United Methodist Church, a multisite church based in Huntersville, is looking for a Children’s Discipleship Coordinator for the Connections campus in West Charlotte near the Brookshire Blvd corridor. Anticipated time commitment would be 10 hours per week. This person would implement programming for children and would love God, children, and their families. Passion for multicultural ministry along with possessing a creative spirit to fully engage children in their education and faith formation is a must. Compensation commensurate with experience ($8,000 -$12,000).

Contact jobs@assuranceumc.org with a resume and cover letter expressing interest.   
 
Anticipated Time Commitments:
Hours Per Week: 10 hours per week with opportunity for growth
Monthly Meetings: Campus Council Meeting, Children’s Discipleship Team Meeting
Other: Participation in other essential meetings and all church events where children will be present
 
Responsibilities/Duties:
1.    Assist the Director of Children’s Discipleship in casting the vision for children’s ministry at Assurance.  
2.    Work with the pastoral staff, campus council, and the Director of Children’s Discipleship to develop and coordinate all children’s programming for the Assurance Connections Campus in concert with the church’s overall mission and vision.
3.    Participate in campus-wide meetings wherever and whenever decisions are made that may impact the ministry under your supervision.
4.    Use available tools and leverage relationships to recruit volunteer servants to support children’s ministry.
5.    Provide leadership and serve as shepherd to the children’s ministry team.
6.    Assist in organizing and or facilitating training sessions for children’s leaders/workers.
7.    Work with Safe Sanctuary Committee to facilitate campus safe sanctuary requirements.
8.    In cooperation with the budgeting process prepare and manage the children’s ministry budget.
9.    Develop and implement strategies to develop relationships with parents and guardians of the children in your care.
10.    Participate in training opportunities and continuing education.
11.    Responsible for coordinating the nursery and infant schedule.
12.    Manage campus communications between ministries that interact with children’s ministries.

Desired Experience and Skills:
1.    A minimum of 3-5 years of children’s ministry experience
2.    Experience developing and implementing children ministry programming
3.    Experience with creating attractive brochures / marketing collateral
4.    Preferred experience working with a multi-ethnic community
5.    A passion for the arts i.e, music / drama / art / painting etc.
6.    A passion for developing the gifts of others to further assist them in growing as leaders


Contact
Chris Westmoreland
jobs@assuranceumc.org
704-391-9567

May 28, 2015
Church, Ministry
Southern Baptist Pastor
Bethel Baptist Church
Full time
Hertford, NC USA

Bethel Baptist Church in Hertford, North Carolina is prayerfully seeking a full-time pastor to minister our church and the surrounding community. We are a small conservative Southern Baptist church with a drive to reach the lost for Christ. Worship service attendance is currently around 120 persons and around 30 persons for Wednesday evening Bible study. Applicants should have prior experience as a Senior Pastor and minimum Bachelors or equivalent. We are looking for a Pastor clearly called by God, who is biblically grounded, able to teach, compassionate and will strive to see each member grow in a closer relationship with Christ. Please click the link below or email pastorsearchts@bethelbaptistonline.com.


Contact
Richard Bass
crbass26@gmail.com

May 28, 2015
Church, Ministry
Director of Youth Ministries
First United Methodist Church
Full time
Montgomery, AL USA
http://www.fumcmontgomery.org

First United Methodist Church (www.fumcmontgomery.org) of Montgomery, Alabama, is searching for a full-time Director of Youth Ministries to oversee the junior and senior high youth ministry.  Worship is the heart of the identity of this beautiful church, which has two traditional worship services averaging 1,200 attendees.    
Currently, there are 50-75 youth participating in youth programs with the potential for growth. A spark of excitement has become contagious, as First United Methodist Church has committed to put sustainable structures in place for the youth ministry and has active adult volunteers serving the youth.  This program needs a creative leader who is ready to lead the youth program and mentor youth interns into the ministry.  The main responsibilities are the following:

•    Lead the youth: The Director of Youth Ministries will seek, build, and strengthen relationships with the youth, their families, the youth staff, and adult volunteers, as well as, enable relationships to be built between the youth and youth volunteers. The Director of Youth Ministries will nurture these relationships to ensure the youth are growing in their journey of becoming disciples of Jesus Christ.

•     Manage the youth processes: The Director of Youth Ministries will recruit, equip, and build teams of youth ministry leaders and volunteers. The Director of Youth Ministries will oversee all youth programming to ensure events bring an atmosphere of belonging and fellowship that will support the development of spiritual discipleship.


Qualifications include:
•    Preferred five years of experience in leading a youth ministry program
•    Bachelor’s degree
•    Ability to serve as a spiritual role model by demonstrating a commitment to Christian spiritual practices and by articulating a personal faith journey
•    Ability to lead a team with a positive spirit that supports the mission, vision, and core values of First United Methodist of Montgomery
•    Ability to lead people and manage processes effectively in short-term planning and especially in long-range planning
•    Alignment with the beliefs and practices of the United Methodist Church

For more detailed information and to submit a resume, please contact Teresa Sippel at teresa.sippel@ministryarchitects.com.


Contact
Teresa Sippel
teresa.sippel@ministryarchitects.com
863-698-3491

May 28, 2015
Church, Ministry
Director of Youth Ministries
First United Methodist Church
Full time
Montgomery, AL USA
http://www.fumcmontgomery.org

First United Methodist Church (www.fumcmontgomery.org) of Montgomery, Alabama, is searching for a full-time Director of Youth Ministries to oversee the junior and senior high youth ministry.  Worship is the heart of the identity of this beautiful church, which has two traditional worship services averaging 1,200 attendees.    
Currently, there are 50-75 youth participating in youth programs with the potential for growth. A spark of excitement has become contagious, as First United Methodist Church has committed to put sustainable structures in place for the youth ministry and has active adult volunteers serving the youth.  This program needs a creative leader who is ready to lead the youth program and mentor youth interns into the ministry.  The main responsibilities are the following:

•    Lead the youth: The Director of Youth Ministries will seek, build, and strengthen relationships with the youth, their families, the youth staff, and adult volunteers, as well as, enable relationships to be built between the youth and youth volunteers. The Director of Youth Ministries will nurture these relationships to ensure the youth are growing in their journey of becoming disciples of Jesus Christ.

•     Manage the youth processes: The Director of Youth Ministries will recruit, equip, and build teams of youth ministry leaders and volunteers. The Director of Youth Ministries will oversee all youth programming to ensure events bring an atmosphere of belonging and fellowship that will support the development of spiritual discipleship.


Qualifications include:
•    Preferred five years of experience in leading a youth ministry program
•    Bachelor’s degree
•    Ability to serve as a spiritual role model by demonstrating a commitment to Christian spiritual practices and by articulating a personal faith journey
•    Ability to lead a team with a positive spirit that supports the mission, vision, and core values of First United Methodist of Montgomery
•    Ability to lead people and manage processes effectively in short-term planning and especially in long-range planning
•    Alignment with the beliefs and practices of the United Methodist Church

For more detailed information and to submit a resume, please contact Teresa Sippel at teresa.sippel@ministryarchitects.com.


Contact
Teresa Sippel
teresa.sippel@ministryarchitects.com
863-698-3491

May 19, 2015
Church, Ministry
Pastor
Sharon Baptist Church
Full time
Smithfield, NC USA
http://www.sharononline.org

Sharon Baptist Church is in search of a Senior Pastor to work in a collaborative church setting that values roles of both laity and staff  persons. The Pastor will be responsible for preaching, leading worship, and providing pastoral care and congregational support. Interested applicants should send a resume to Ron Whittington at rondo1@embarqmail.com.


Contact
Ron Whittington
rondo1@embarqmail.com
919-464-1117

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